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Mount Abe plans for repairs to building: $1 million slated for facility upkeep

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Next month Bristol-area residents will vote on a proposed Mount Abraham Union High School budget that lowers overall spending but adds $1 million earmarked for repairs to the 48-year-old building.

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Ferrisburgh board planning to cut treasurer hours

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard is moving toward cutting hours for the position of town treasurer as it prepares its 2017-2018 budget, the latest sign of its discontent with the work of town’s elected incumbent treasurer.

The board also on Jan. 17 discussed with its auditor what he called accounting deficiencies, and changed the town’s credit card policy to give the board, not the treasurer, the authority to issue or cancel town credit cards or make changes on cards being used by cardholders.

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Fire fighters answered the call: Addison County department members honored for service

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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VERGENNES — Crisply dressed in uniform, members from 17 local fire departments gathered on Wednesday evening for a hearty meal, a warm welcome by Gov. Phil Scott, and to receive honors from the Addison County Firefighters Association for countless hours of service.

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Bristol's pen master carves niche

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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BRISTOL — Keypads on our computers, smart phones or tablets might dominate a lot of our communication these days, but the good old fashioned pen hasn’t gone out of style either. Especially not the hand carved wooden pens made by Jim Cunningham in Bristol.

Early in his woodworking career, Cunningham ran a rustic handmade furniture company and was a member of Vermont WoodNet — a local group of woodcrafters. “WoodNet was a good group to help me get going,” he said.

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Vermont hunters had a good year

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERMONT — Wildlife officials report near-record numbers of turkeys culled in 2016, plus very big numbers for bear and deer.

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department recently released totals for the number of wild game taken in last year's hunting seasos.

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Study up before choosing which cleanse is right for you

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Christy Lynn



ADDISON COUNTY — As the holiday season wraps up, party schedules quiet down and the New Year brings reflection and contemplation, people tend to think about what patterns and behaviors they want to change and which they want to reinforce.

Nutrition and diet are often top of the list, especially following those binge-eating days of holiday gatherings when any sliver of dietary guidelines or self-control tend to get thrown out the window.

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Employers deal with drug addicts in the workplace

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Christy Lynn



ADDISON COUNTY — Substance abuse and the debilitating affects that addiction can have on individuals and communities has been in the news a lot lately.

Gov. Peter Shumlin gave a harrowing State of the State Address back in 2014 that called attention to the opiate addiction crisis, and task forces at the state and local levels have been formed to help provide services and tools for recovery.

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Middlebury Fire Department takes time to celebrate

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Fire Department and Battell Hose Company held its annual awards dinner on Dec. 10, 2016 at the American Legion Post 27 in Middlebury. The dinner was attended by current, former and life members of the Middlebury Fire Department, as well as members of the board of directors of the Battell Hose Company, and guests.

Chief David Shaw highlighted several of the department’s accomplishments for the year “through the numbers”:

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Beau Ties names Smith and Day Tall as co-presidents

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont has named Elizabeth Smith and Cy Day Tall as the company’s new co-president / CEO. The pair will assume leadership over all corporate functions including merchandising, operations, production, marketing, technology, finance and sales.

David Mutter, co-owner and chairman, when making the announcement said, “This is long overdue recognition of the leadership roles Liz and Cy have brought to Beau Ties over the last decade, and reconfirms our commitment to the Middlebury, Vt., community.

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Castleton University names dean's list

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



CASTLETON — The following students were named to the Castleton University dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year.

Kathleen Ambrose of Vergennes; Emma Best of Salisbury; Briley Blackbird of Orwell; Alison Boise of New Haven; Casey Briggs of Starksboro; Kristian Bruce of Orwell; Alexander Bushey of Vergennes; Kayla Charron of Vergennes; Justin Connor of Addison; Oliver Cunningham of North Ferrisburgh; Angela Dupoise of New Haven; Danielle Forand of Starksboro; Elizabeth Fyles of Orwell.

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